NEW DELHI: In his address for the 76th Independence Day at the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the nation should come together to defeat the evils of corruption and nepotism. He said there is a need to fight against corruption with all the strength. He highlighted that in the last eight years, the use of Aadhar, Direct Benefit Transfer and mobile were used to find two lakh crore of black money.
He said society should come together to punish those who have propagated the evil of corruption. He pointed out that the nation shows anger towards corruption, but not the corrupted. He stressed that until and unless people have the mentality of penalizing the corrupt, the nation cannot progress at an optimum pace. On nepotism, Mr Modi said opportunities should be given to those who are talented and will work towards the progress of the nation. He said talent will be the basis of a New India. He said stellar performances at international sporting events are an example of India’s shining talent and such talents should be promoted and supported.